The Union Hotel

The Union Hotel - Old Sacramento They know we're here.  The moment we stepped into The Union Hotel in Old Sacramento, we saw them.  Staring up at the massive stairwell wrapping up four floors, we saw two females and a male.  The females were long dead, the male more recent.  Expecting old west saloon girls, …

Second Sight

Second Sight My maternal Grandmother, Helen Louise Tweedy was from a long line of women with 'Second Sight'.  The gift was not spoken of outside our immediately family.  Nor was it considered anything that unusual.   My distant cousin, the writer Barry McCain has done extensive Genealogical and historical research into the Clairvoyant blood that …

The Ryde Hotel

The Ryde Hotel The Ryde Hotel is a family favorite.  We spent many summers when we were single, wandering the delta bars and beaches.  Later gathering our growing family for long holidays in Snug Harbor.  Every nook and cranny of the Delta had been explored.  My rock-star hair husband spent time at the Ryde on a photo shoot …

A Cemetery Wedding

A Cemetery Wedding I married the love of my life in a cemetery.  People asked "Why would you get married in a graveyard?"  Thank Ghost Adventures for that.  But first, some background.  We kept putting off getting married.  As small business owners, we were ever-afraid of running out of cash.  One business, one child, several …